Big data in finance

Big data analytics have innovated the financial industry in processing and analyzing financial information. This course will introduce students to big data analytics for financial applications. Utilizing Python and its ecosystem of packages, students will investigate a variety of empirical questions within finance including but not limited to FinTech, quantitative trading, asset management, etc. The course will highlight how big data and data analytics shape the way finance is practiced by focusing on problems currently confronting finance professionals.